Meteorological Centre Ahmedabad was established with the aim of rendering quick and better
meteorological services to the Gujarat state. The Meteorological Observatory, Ahmedabad was
established on 18th January 1893 and the Meteorological Centre, Ahmedabad was established
in October 1974. To have efficient administrative control and better technical support,
Meteorological Centre Ahmedabad has 15 departmental and 7 Part Time synoptic
observatories, 8 aeronautical meteorological stations, one seismological observatories, one
DWR and number of meteorological observatories are established in Gujarat state.
Observational Network :
To collect meteorological data surface, upper air and remotely sensed data, number of
meteorological observatories, Automatic weather stations and Doppler Weather Radars are
established across the region. There are 19 manual observatories, 33 Automatic Weather
Stations, 66 Automatic Rain gauges, 9 Agro Automatic Weather Stations and 4 upper air
observatories. One Doppler weather Radar and various other observing systems.
With time the activities and responsibilities of Met Centre, Ahmedabad has increased in all
fields, for rendering the Meteorological services to the general public of the state of Gujarat,
and Union Territory of Diu, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli and concerned departments of
Central and State Governments like Agriculture, Irrigation, Power, Flood Control, Relief and
Rehabilitation, Roadways and Railways etc. All types of information relating to weather, viz.
weather bulletins, warnings etc. are issued to the public and State Govt., through the most
popular media like Press, Doordarshan and Akashwani for the safety of life and
property. Aviation Services to aeronautical communities are one of the valuable services
rendered at Ahmedabad Airport. Current Weather information and route weather forecasts are
given to air navigators. Quantitative precipitation Forecast (QPF) is issued on basin/ sub basin
wise, catchments/sub catchments-wise for the major rivers in Gujarat to Central Water
Commission during monsoon period. During non-monsoon period the task is to maintain all
Hydro meteorological rain gauge stations and preparation of various reports. Agro-Meteorological Advisory is issued twice a week i.e. every Tuesday and Friday for the benefits of
farmers of the state. X-band radar is used to provide the Upper Air Weather Information which
are very much useful for the forecasting/nowcasting. Collection of rainfall of 252 DRMS stations
and prepare statistics of district wise rainfall of all 33 districts of the state on daily / weekly /
Monthly / Seasonal basis
To take meteorological observations to provide meteorological services(weather
forecast and warnings) to the general public of the state of Gujarat, and union territory
of Diu, Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli and the concerned departments of central and state
government like agriculture, irrigation, power, Aviation, flood control, relief and
rehabilitation, roadways and railways, health, disaster managers etc.
To warn against severe weather phenomena like tropical cyclones, thunderstorm and
associated lightning, dust storms, heavy rains, cold and heat waves etc., which cause
destruction of life and property.
To provide meteorological statistics required for agriculture, water resource
management, industries, oil exploration and other nation-building activities.
To conduct and promote research in meteorology and allied disciplines. To detect and
locate earthquakes and to evaluate seismicity in different parts of the country for